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Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:34pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.


These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.

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CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
Journal of Narrative Theory

Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective. JNT is a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of the intersections between narrative, history, ideology, and culture more broadly.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 5:17am
Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H. Douglas, Kelly Norman Ellis, Crystal Wilkinson, Crystal Good, and Bianca Spriggs, among many others who continue to shape the literary landscape of the American South. Co-founder, Frank X Walker coined the term "Affrilachia" in an effort to "[challenge] the notion of a homogeneous all-white literary landscape" in Appalachia, and the collective has, indeed, spent two and half decades not only producing work which continues to mount a formidable movement against the myth of an all-white region but also documenting the nuanced realities of an ever expanding global South.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:22pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr. This volume aims to survey a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, and historical territory in presenting both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research being conducted in this burgeoning field. Exploring key topics and pedagogical strategies for teaching issues of space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies, this volume will include valuable information for both specialists and nonspecialists in spatiality studies, and the essays should be of interest to teachers of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:31pm
Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture. Potential topics may include class, gender, regional representations, and crime, among others. Editors are seeking a Southern University publisher for the collection.

A 250 word abstract should be submitted along with a short C.V. by August 1, 2015, to:
Cynthia Burkhead
Stephanie Graves

H.D. panel, SAMLA Nov. 13-15, 2015, Durham, NC (abstracts due June 10)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:06pm
The H.D. International Society

We invite paper proposals for the "H.D. and her Circle: New Directions" panel at this year's South Atlantic MLA in Durham, NC, November 13-15, 2015. Send 250-word abstracts, brief bio, and A-V requests to by June 10, 2015.

Papers may focus on work by H.D. and/or those in her circle (Bryher, Kenneth MacPherson, Marianne Moore, Richard Aldington, John Cournos, Robert Herring, Ezra Pound, Paul and Eslanda Robeson, etc.), and the thematic focus of the panel is open to a range of new approaches. Given SAMLA 2015's conference theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," papers that address connections to other art forms/media are welcome, although not necessary.

GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA - Philadelphia (Nov. 5 to 7, 2015)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:31am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, proposals might also include:

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:32am
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London

Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film. Contact Dr. C. Ernst for complete cfp/details.

E-mail 200-250 word proposals (15.-min. papers), incl. a-v needs. (For identified grad. studs., $200 cash prize for best paper.)

Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 21, 2015, with acceptance notification by Aug. 31. Early-bird response for early submissions.